New Books 2/26/18

This is the week of the “How-to.”  Books explaining how to treat your dirty genes, fix your broken heart, and live happily are part of the line-up along with some great series books including a new Dismas Hardy novel by John Lescroart and a new Alex Delaware by Jonathan Kellerman.     12 Rules for… Continue Reading New Books 2/26/18

New Books 2/19/18

An interesting mix of books in this week’s list from short stories to essays, an Oprah pick, a memoir about 17 brushes with death, a journalistic investigation on a rape incident, a report from a former agent for the U. S. Border Patrol and a number of books from the ever popular genres of suspense,… Continue Reading New Books 2/19/18

Cooking: Just for Kids

As a part of the Health Literacy Project, the library is participating in some children’s cooking classes with Northeastern Tribal Health Systems.  The classes take place at the three locations of the Ottawa County Boys and Girls Club.  The first series took place at the Commerce unit.  What fun! The Health Literacy Project is a cooperative… Continue Reading Cooking: Just for Kids

New Books 2/12/18

Two books on this week’s list offer insight into the lives of a President’s daughters and the lives of a President’s wife and her family.  Several books by Nolo Press offer tax help for small business owners, advice on credit repair, and guidance for navigating the criminal justice system.  Throw in a few cozy mysteries… Continue Reading New Books 2/12/18

New Books 2/5/18

Minimalism is encouraged in books from this week’s selections – both in bringing less into your home and in getting rid of more.  Also included are spy thrillers set in the past, the present and the near future, stories of the things we do for the family members we love, advice on how we can… Continue Reading New Books 2/5/18

Keys to the Past

Genealogy librarian Barbara Becker will be offering her 11th annual series of workshops for those interested in genealogy.  These classes are for beginners and seasoned pros as well.  To learn more about these workshops, read the Miami NewsRecord article below.  To learn what will be covered in each workshop, click on the Keys to the… Continue Reading Keys to the Past

New Books 1/29/18

Fake news is in the news and two of this week’s books discuss how political operatives use it and what citizens should do to stop it.  In addition, two new biographies – a comprehensive portrait of Laura Ingalls Wilder and an historical account of Edward Lansdale,  the CIA operative who proposed a much different approach… Continue Reading New Books 1/29/18

New Books 1/22/18

A book in the “didn’t-see-it-coming plot twist” category, another in the “organizing your home by a mass purge of your stuff” category, and a book to help you make 2018 the year you finally get your finances in order are all part of this week’s new books.  In addition there are books to help you… Continue Reading New Books 1/22/18

New Books 1/15/18

Lots of suspense and thrills by old favorites such as James Lee Burke, Jayne Ann Krentz, Robert Crais, and W.E.B. Griffin plus several that include characters that are forced to confront their past.  Maybe you would like to try your hand at writing your own bestseller after perusing Writers Market 2018 by Robert Lee Brewer.… Continue Reading New Books 1/15/18

Top Five Checkouts Lists for 2017

Ever wonder which books get checked out the most in a year?  Here are the Top 5 lists for the Miami Public Library.  These are the five books in each of seven categories that were checked out the most during 2017.  Have you read them? Fiction 1. The Whistler by John Grisham 2. The Fix… Continue Reading Top Five Checkouts Lists for 2017